Sekventiellt (Sequentially) is a blog about the art of comics - from my perspective. I write reviews and news updates, do reportage from festivals and so on. As I live in Sweden, much of what I write about is based here and in our Nordic neighbours. I update regularly, so feel free to use RSS feedto keep track of what's happening.
Just now, the nominations for this years Ignatz Awards (the most prestigious alternative awards in the American comics industry) was revealed at the site for the festival SPX. Interesting reading. The anthology Mome is quite obviously keeping the fire burning, and Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly are neck and neck at the nomination race. The winners will be voted for and announced at SPX this September.
Well, it's not the most luxurious of offices, but it's mine, MINE I TELL YOU! Ahem... well, my first day at Malmö University has been all about gathering appropriate furniture, getting access codes etc. Hopefully I'll get some job done tomorrow...
Here's a brand new and interesting interview with DC Comics CEO and publisher Paul Levitz, talking abut the transition from comic books to graphic novels, the emerging market for digital comics etc. Very interesting, if you want to understand where the American comics market is headed.
And no, the choice of illustration is not intended as a critique. I just liked the way Watchmen turned up in another major phenomenon of popular culture.
I hang out a lot with comics artist and sometimes I give inspiration to a character in a story, or a portrait may end up in my trusted sketchbook. I will continually collect these portraits here. Click on the names below to see the images.